“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano
The beginning of my “Golden Paths” series, is literally, a beginning. As I entered the trailhead, on a beautiful fall day, I was greeted by this scene, as I entered into autumn an a largely yellow and orange dominated kaleidoscope of colour.
What really got my attention as I composed the image was how brightly the emerging yellows and oranges appeared between the darker pines. Surprisingly, there was still a lot of green, especially in the undergrowth. We’ve had bright warm days and since the undergrowth is largely sheltered from cooler air by the thick forest canopy they have not started to change yet.
So, here we are, at the start of a journey, which spanned several weekends, including my first Studio Tour as a participating artist, thus my near absence from blogging these past few weeks. I’m going to try to keep the images as sequential as possible, as an effort to document the transition of colour from early autumn to the coppery gold which is so dominant in this area, as all that remains is beech, which hang onto their leaves well into early winter. I hope you enjoy this journey through the seasons with me.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/7.0, ISO 50